The Nesting Place offers groups and 1:1 services to support maternal mental health. We offer a Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Support Group and 1:1 Mental Health Counseling. Click here to explore support groups.
Liza Reytblat Haner, LMHC
Liza is a compassionate licensed mental health counselor, focusing on perinatal mental health. She is passionate about working with soon-to-be parents and new parents and helping them navigate the changes and challenges in their new lives.
As a mom of two toddlers, Liza knows that becoming a parent is overwhelming. Behind the adorable photos, sweet snuggles, and the excitement of a new person, is stress. You love your baby but miss parts of yourself. You aren’t sleeping well. Your relationships have changed, not only with your partner and your friends and family, but also with yourself. You may find yourself not looking out for your needs as much. It is normal to have increased anxiety, stress, and negative thoughts, and many parents struggle with hormonal changes, social support, and expectations. Postpartum and perinatal depression and anxiety is common.
It can be hard for a new mother to admit that motherhood is not what she had envisioned and to ask for help. Talking to a professional who is knowledgeable about the issues facing new moms can help.
Liza has been working in private practice since 2014 and has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. She utilizes an eclectic approach to therapy and wants to meet you where you are. Liza believes that while our childhoods and past experiences shape parts of us, they do not define us. She meets clients where they are and develops a treatment approach based on their individual needs. She will help you navigate the changes in your life and allow yourself to feel more like you.
Get in touch with Liza:
Kate Lindstadt, MSN, NNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, IBCLC
Kate Lindstadt is a Masters prepared advanced practice nurse, specializing as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Kate is board certified in her specialty. She treats patients across the life span. Kate has additional training in the use of psychiatric medications during pregnancy and lactation.
Kate has 17 years of experience in the nursing profession. She spent 12 years working with mothers and babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Kate has nursing degrees from Molloy College and Stony Brook University. She is passionate about Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health and is currently pursuing a certificate from the University of Minnesota.
Kate believes in providing evidence-based care. In making treatment decisions, she focuses first on what is most distressing to her client.
Get in touch with Kate
Phone: (631) 621-7618
Kate accepts BCBS (Anthem and Empire), NYSHIP, GHI, and Emblem Health insurances.
Jacqueline Faison-Harry, PhD
Jacqueline is a strengths-based, trauma-informed, and culturally-responsive psychologist who partners with adults, young children, and families. Dr. Faison-Harry works with individuals as they navigate transitions throughout the lifespan, with her specialty being in early childhood. Grounded in a number of evidence-based approaches, Dr. Faison-Harry provides services including the following:
- Assessment to help parents determine whether their child is developing as
expected and recommendations to support child development
- Areas assessed include early cognitive skills, expressive and receptive language, and social-emotional development
- Parent consultation regarding how to address challenging behaviors and support caregiver-child attachment
- Consultation for parents looking to develop a positive discipline system for their child(ren)
- Consultation for parents to support them in addressing challenging topics with their children including race/anti-racism, body awareness, and safe touch
- Individual therapy to support adults in navigating transitions in their lives such as the transition to parenthood
- Individual therapy for children over four years of age
- Play-based parent-child therapy
- Parent groups to support parents in reflecting on their own experiences and how those experiences impact their parenting
Dr. Faison-Harry received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and her doctoral degree in School Psychology with a focus on early childhood from Lehigh University. She currently works as a psychologist for the New York-Presbyterian Hospital Family PEACE Trauma Treatment Center as well as in private practice. Dr. Faison-Harry is trained in the following research evidence-based interventions:
- Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), a therapy approach for young children who have experienced trauma or for families in which there is a caregiver-child relationship challenge
- Positive Parenting Program (Triple P), a parent consultation program for parents of children up to 12 years who want to address challenging behaviors through positive discipline
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), a therapeutic intervention to support children and adults in processing traumatic events
Get in touch with Jacqueline:
Phone: (347) 943-9934
Dr. Jessica Rosenthal, PsyD
Dr. Rosenthal a licensed clinical psychologist who works with adults struggling with anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), depression, trauma, and difficult life transitions.
Her approach integrates theory and skills from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and other evidence-based approaches. She has specific expertise in the assessment and treatment of all manifestations of OCD using Exposure and Response Prevention. She also works with parents finding their way through the transitions, identity shifts, and highs and lows of parenthood, in particular those struggling with anxiety and intrusive thoughts during pregnancy and in the postpartum period.
Dr. Rosenthal provides highly individualized treatment in an environment that is warm and collaborative. Her goal is to offer practical tools to reduce suffering in the present, while providing space to explore and sit with the complexities of becoming a parent. She is committed to creating a space where clients can say any thought (even the scary intrusive ones) or share any feeling about parenthood out loud without fear of judgment. She works to help clients clarify their unique set of values and honors the fact that becoming a parent and parenting a child can take many different forms.
Learn more about postpartum OCD and anxiety here.
Other Trusted Providers
Marissa Sherov, LCSW, PMH-C, Perinatal Mental Health Specialist
Laura Otton, LCSW, PMH-C
Phone: (631) 223-8536
Michele Salz, Psychiatric NP, Midwife
Phone: (631) 920-4955